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Tis the Season

TGIF! Here’s a Fast Friday card for you too! Simple cut some squares from felt, add twine/bows and pop off cardstock! I wanted to share something with you today and I ran out of time, so it had to be quick. This is what I came up with. It’s a bit too simple for me, but is really clean and simple. I hope you all enjoy your weekend! Don’t forget to check out the new Embellish magazine challenge that started today (HERE)!
Thanks for stopping by!
  1. Trim kraft cardstock to create an A2 card base.
  2. Cut felt into squares and rectangles.
  3. Add twine and rhinestones.
  4. Adhere ‘presents’ to card front.
  5. Stamp sentiment.
Stamp :: Papertrey Ink – signature christmas
Ink :: Papertrey Ink – ripe avocado
Paper :: Papertrey Ink – kraft
Embellishments :: Heather Bailey – felt; Nice Package – twine; Papertrey Ink – twine; Kaiser Craft – rhinestones
Laura O'DonnellDecember 11, 2009 - 6:00 am

what sweet little presents!

BrandiDecember 11, 2009 - 9:35 am

Love the presents! So cute!

Cheryl NelsonDecember 11, 2009 - 9:48 am

how cute are those presents?! LOVE this!

Courtney BakerDecember 11, 2009 - 10:55 am

Love all that felt and twine! Super cute!

DeannaDecember 11, 2009 - 11:17 am

This card rocks!

SMKDecember 11, 2009 - 11:34 am

how adorable!!! i really might have to use that idea for my Christmas cards this year :)

Heather in FLDecember 11, 2009 - 11:38 am

That is just TOO CUTE!

sarahmartinaDecember 11, 2009 - 11:46 am

Love the simplicity! :-) CUTE!

Rachel DDecember 11, 2009 - 12:46 pm

Cute! Clean, simple, and anything with felt warms my heart this time of year.

ElenaDecember 11, 2009 - 3:43 pm

Maybe it's too simple for you, but I LOVE IT! I think it's a great design. Thanks, as always, for sharing. –Elena

mom2christopherDecember 11, 2009 - 5:31 pm

Simply gorgeous! Love those little presents! :) Kathy

TiffanyDecember 11, 2009 - 10:34 pm

This is sooo sooo sweet! I love it! All your designs are fabulous!!

TiffDecember 12, 2009 - 1:05 am

TOTALY cuteness!!!!! What an awesome idea!

AnthonetteDecember 12, 2009 - 1:41 am

It's clean, simple, and STUNNING! Love it. I'm so behind in my usual stalking of your blog. I'm catching up right now.

Alice WertzDecember 12, 2009 - 3:43 am

love love love this!! you are so creative!! fabulous design!!

Angie TiemanDecember 12, 2009 - 8:34 pm

Great card!! Love the little presents you created!

WinterDecember 13, 2009 - 1:37 am

Love the felt, I have been wanting to order some of it! :)

JulieHRRDecember 13, 2009 - 1:58 am

Pretty doggone cute, Ashley! BTW, I got the recent issue of Paper Crafts mag, and your card, at the very back, was my absolute fave in the whole issue! :)

DanaDecember 13, 2009 - 7:44 pm

Oh, your felt presents look so cute! Great card, Ashley!!

Stamping CafeDecember 14, 2009 - 1:09 am

What a fabulous card, Ashley! You always come up with the coolest idea!!

LisaDecember 14, 2009 - 11:40 pm

Love your felt prezzies! Simple but attention grabbing.

~kelly marie~December 16, 2009 - 4:30 pm

Gorgeous colors! Gorgeous cards!

ninasaysJanuary 6, 2010 - 8:25 pm

I know you always get loads of comments, so I haven't commented often so far, but with this card you really hit it out of the park for me. So I just wanted to step out of my "lurker-ism" and leave you praise. Really great card, I also love all the photos you take, they always look like from a magazine! Best wishes from Germany!

Merry Christmas

WOOO! It’s Friday Eve! We’re almost there, Bleeps! Wonderful Weekend is fast approaching. But, until then, here’s another holiday card to keep you in that Christmas spirit. I used a lot of stuff here so hang in there with me! For today’s color inspiration, I used yesterday’s color combination, which can be found in my Flickr gallery (along with the remaining color images).
Don’t forget to stop by Embellishes blog too! We made some autumn cards to put a cap on the last of that season! Go check them out!
Thanks for visiting and leaving comments and I hope you have a great day!
  1. Trim green cardstock to create a 4.5″ x 5.5″ card base.
  2. Trim white cardstock and stamp design on bottom portion, then heat emboss.
  3. Add brown patterned paper strip.
  4. On red cardstock strip, stamp “MERRY” and heat emboss, then pop off white cardstock.
  5. On white cardstock strip, stamp “Christmas” and pop off card front (with double pop dots).
  6. Add red ribbon and rhinestones, then adhere to card front.
Stamps :: Heide Swapp – alphabet; Papertrey Ink – silent night; American Crafts – majestic
Ink :: Versamark; Papertrey Ink – pure poppy
Paper :: Papertrey Ink - white, pure poppy; American Crafts – craft fair collection brown patterned paper; Stampin’ Up! - garden green
Embellishments :: Papertrey Ink – pure poppy ribbon; KaiserCraft – rhinestones
Tools :: American Crafts – embossing powder
Cheryl NelsonDecember 10, 2009 - 9:57 am

so very pretty!! love the colors!

mom2christopherDecember 10, 2009 - 10:03 am

Love this! So festive! :) Kathy

rockladyDecember 10, 2009 - 2:35 pm

beautiful card, good luck with the draw!

Angie TiemanDecember 18, 2009 - 11:45 pm

What a cute and fun mix!

Always Remember This December 25

Okay, Bleeps, we made it to Hump Day! Today, I’m sharing a quick holiday card with you and focuses on the reason for the season and here and now. It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season trying to make sure everyone is remembered and the gifts are purchased, but we should not forget the reason for the season and be thankful for the here and now. So, I made this card to remind people to remember this Christmas as it is and just let it be! Regardless if you could not find that special toy or could not afford all of the gifts you wanted to give because we are all on budgets, it is fellowship with family, friends, and of course your spiritual world. Writing this post made me think of more card designs (I bet you know what I’m thinking too)…see inspiration can spark at any moment! So, enjoy this holiday and let it be one to always remember!
Enjoy yourself and thank you for looking and reading!
  1. Trim brown cardstock to create a 3.5″ x 5.5″ card base.
  2. Trim green cardstock strip.
  3. Adhere label sticker.
  4. Add “25″ number stickers.
  5. Trim doily in half and adhere to card front.
  6. Stamp sentiment.
  7. Add green cardstock strip.
  8. Add rhinestones and white doodle dots.
Stamps :: October Afternoon – save the date
Ink :: Stampin’ Up! – white; Uniball – white gel pen
Paper :: Papertrey Ink – dark chocolate, new leaf
Embellishments :: Hambly Screen Prints – sticker label; American Crafts – thickers (sprinkles); KaiserCraft – rhinestones; Nice Package – doily
Luz Maria BrunaDecember 9, 2009 - 7:25 am

What a coool card I looove it!!!!

Papertrails by a paper loverDecember 9, 2009 - 8:51 am

oh my goodness! I just ? this card to pieces!!!!

BrandiDecember 9, 2009 - 9:47 am

So fabulous! Love the layout. I must try this! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cheryl NelsonDecember 9, 2009 - 10:00 am

so pretty! love the colors!

Courtney BakerDecember 9, 2009 - 10:05 am

Oh I love this. Such a nice collage look. That doily is awesome!

SmitaDecember 9, 2009 - 10:44 am

Very pretty card…Love the doily. Adds a very elegant touch, I feel.

marianagrigsbyDecember 9, 2009 - 10:56 am

Thank you Ashley, for sharing all those fabulous color combos!! Your card is beautiful and inspiring! TFS

mom2christopherDecember 9, 2009 - 7:57 pm

Fabulous card! Love the doily! :) Kathy

JanelleDecember 9, 2009 - 10:18 pm

Love this card and the color combination! Bright greens and reds are my favorite for Christmas. They look fabulous with that brown, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Alice WertzDecember 10, 2009 - 4:06 am

beautiful card!! love the design! gorgeous!

CookieDecember 10, 2009 - 8:11 pm

Your designs are such an inspiration! I just LOVE your work! Esp. love the doily on this! What a great layout and loving the bling and 25 too! Merry Christmas!

TiffanyDecember 11, 2009 - 10:35 pm

Oh my, such great use of the doily, lovely classic colors, so beautifully done!

AnthonetteDecember 12, 2009 - 2:09 am

That is the best darn use of a doily (well, half of one)…EVER! My goodness, woman, you are on fire with creativity. Love the use of Hambly.

WendyDecember 13, 2009 - 2:01 am

I love this Ashley, stunning!